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The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.


Spanish police say terror cell planned to fill vans with gas cylinders  

The authorities say that a 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in Spain last week had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks. Also, the UN says thousands of civilians are fleeing from the Iraqi city of Tal Afar, after an offensive begins against I.S. militants and US comedian Jerry Lewis dies aged 91.

US Far Right Demo Thwarted in Boston  

Thousands of demonstrators take to the streets to protest against a free-speech rally. Their numbers and chants forced the event to be brought to a premature close, without the planned addresses. Also: A British paramedic has recounted how he and a doctor tried in vain to save the life of a woman stabbed in the neck in Friday's terror attack in the Finnish city of Turku, and Manchester United supporters in Iraq.

Top White House aide Bannon sacked  

Steve Bannon was one of President Trump's key advisors / Spanish police say Barcelona attacker was killed / Erdogan urges Turks in Germany not to vote for main parties

Police say 'Bigger' Barcelona Attacks were Prepared  

Thousands of people gathered in Barcelona on Friday to commemorate the victims. Also, deadly South Asia floods hit 16m people, and does water enhance the taste of whisky?

Terror Attack In Barcelona  

13 killed and dozens injured after van ploughs into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas area. Also, police in South Africa issue a 'red alert' at the country's borders for Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe, and President Trump criticises removal of historic statues.

ICC orders Mali Islamist to pay millions in damages  

The ICC says Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi caused three million dollars of damages when he led attacks on Timbuktu shrines. Also, raped 10-year-old Indian girl gives birth and inside Voyager's mission control.

The fallout from Charlottesville for Trump intensifies  

President Trump scraps two business councils and two former Republican Presidents enter the debate, calling on people to reject racism. Also, the threat from child soldiers trained by so called Islamic State and now living in Europe. And Murder He Wrote and allegedly committed.

Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslide  

Rescue workers struggle to find survivors in Freetown. Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead. Also, Philippine drug war's 'bloodiest night', and Daniel Craig to reprise Bond role.

Trump says both sides to blame in Virginia  

The US president says there are 'two sides to the story' over the Charlottesville violence. Also, Sierra Leone plea as mudslide toll rises and the explorer Pen Hadow sails for North Pole as Arctic ice melts.

N Korea leader holds off on Guam threat  

Kim Jong-un puts on hold plans to fire ballistic missiles towards Pacific island, Freetown mudslide aftermath, Saudi Arabia's missing princes, why it's bad to feed bread to ducks

Hundreds killed in Sierra Leone mudslides  

The country's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, said an emergency response centre had been set up to deal with what he called a national tragedy. Also, a girl has been killed after a car was rammed into a restaurant near Paris. And crocodile matchmaking in Bangladesh.

Sierra Leone Mudslides: Hundreds Feared Dead  

Local media say at least 200 bodies have been found on the outskirts of Freetown. Dozens of houses were submerged early in the morning after heavy rains triggered the collapse of a waterlogged hillside. Also, seventy years of independence for Pakistan and India, and four years of quiet for Big Ben.

Charlottesville: White House Defends Trump Response  

A spokesman said Mr Trump's condemnation of violence included white supremacists. The president was criticised for not explicitly condemning far-right groups. Also, should a convicted felon practise law? And, can children's shoes be sexist?

One Death in US Far-Right Violence  

One person died, 19 were injured, when a car drove into a crowd in Virginia. Earlier, street brawls erupted between white nationalists and protestors in Charlottesville. Also, Kenyan opposition decries 'stolen' vote, and Usain Bolt is injured in his final race.

Kenyatta Wins Kenya Presidential Vote  

The incumbent took 54.3% of the vote, the electoral commission says. The opposition has rejected the result, complaining of fraud. Also, Trump warns N Korea: US is 'locked and loaded', and the man who was once the voice of Bambi.

Trump says US 'locked and loaded' on North Korea  

Mr Trump spoke as Pyongyang said the US leader was 'driving' the peninsula to the 'brink of a nuclear war'. Also, egg scandal affecting many EU countries and the sad decline of the Indian typewriter.

Trump: Maybe 'fire and fury' comment 'wasn't tough enough'  

President Trump to North Korea: be "very, very nervous". Also, Kenyan electoral commission says hacking claims are baseless and an Icelandic murder mystery.

Foreign observers say Kenya poll credible  

The opposition in Kenya are claiming that their leader had gained more votes than the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta. Also, modern slavery and trafficking 'in every UK town and city' and vitamin B3 'may prevent miscarriages'.

UN says migrants deliberately drowned off Yemen  

Therapy for Type One diabetes, Guam, Springsteen on Broadway

Opposition says Kenya election results hacked  

Opposition leader in Kenya says election poll results showing a strong lead for the president were manipulated. Also, North Korea 'considers strike on US base' and is the Isle of Skye reaching the limit for tourists?

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